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IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization that oversees the global financial system by following the macroeconomic policies of its member countries, in particular those with an impact on exchange rates and the balance of payments. It is an organization formed with a stated objective of stabilizing international exchange rates and facilitating development. It also offers highly leveraged loans mainly to poorer countries. Its headquarters are located in Washington, D.C., United States.

Articles About IMF

Government health workers administer blood tests to check for the Ebola virus
Ebola: IMF Raises Concern Over Economies of West African Nations

By IBTimes AU

International Institutions need a factor in healthcare support as one of the factors to sustain economic growth. (Aug 29)

MORE TOPICS: NIGERIA, KENYA, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, LONDON

Actor Tom Cruise Poses On The Red Carpet During The Brazil Premiere Of The Movie 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'
Ice Bucket Challenge: Tom Cruise Accepts Hugh Jackman's ALS Challenge With 'Mission Impossible 5' Director Chris McQuarrie [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

“Mission: Impossible” star Tom Cruise accepted Aussie actor Hugh Jackman’s nomination to do the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.” The 52-year-old actor together with “Mission: Impossible 5” director Chris McQuarrie completed the challenge with eight buckets of ice cold water poured over them. (Aug 28)

MORE TOPICS: HUGH JACKMAN, LONDON

Britain-politics
Tony Abbott's “Foolish, Hypocritical And Offensive” Remark Of Scotland

By IBTimes AU

Prime Minister Tony Abbott adds to gaffe with remark on Scotland freedom slammed as foolish, hypocritical and offensive by Alex Salmond (Aug 18)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, UKRAINE, TONY ABBOTT, LONDON

Russian President Putin At a Meeting in Moscow's Kremlin
Malaysia Airlines MH17: Multi-Million Pound Law Suit Looms Over Putin’s Head, Assets At Risk

By IBTimes AU

A multi-million pound law suit is looming over Russian President Vladimir Putin's head for his alleged involvement in the uncalled and accidental downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 on July 17 that claimed 298 lives. (Jul 28)

MORE TOPICS: EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, LAW FIRM, LONDON

New Zealand Dollar
Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey Calls New Zealand Economy 'Envy of the World'

By IBTimes AU

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey called the economy of New Zealand "the envy of the world" during his visit to the small island nation across the Tasman. In an interview with TV ONE, Hockey said Australia could learn some lessons from New Zealand. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, MORTGAGE

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde delivers opening remarks at the inaugural Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture in Washington July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
IMF Slashes Overall 2014 Global Forecast; Russia’s Implications with Malaysia Airlines MH17 Could Bring Economy to Recession

By IBTimes AU

Rising tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine are sure to impact an already plummeting global economy reeling from slowdowns in the U.S. and China. On Thursday, the International Monetary Fund said projected global growth for 2014 has been lowered to 3.4 per cent, from the previous estimate of 3. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, EMERGING MARKETS

Asian stock market
Australian Stock Market Report –Midday July 25, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket is falling for the first time in eight trading days, with the All Ordinaries Index (XAO) down 0.3 per cent. The falls are still only modest due to a lack of major drivers overnight. Shares in the U.S. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, GOLD PRICES, AUSTRALIA, DISASTERS

Four thousand U.S. dollars are counted out by a banker
Australian Dollar Outlook - 25 July 2014

By IBTimes AU

Bell FX Currency Outlook: The Australian Dollar kicked higher yesterday after China's flash manufacturing data as reported by HSBC for July rose to 52 from last month's figure of 50.7. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, HSBC, MANUFACTURING, GDP, JAPAN

New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning July 25, 2014

By Comsec

US economic data: New home sales fell by 8.1% in June - the biggest decline in almost a year. US jobless claims fell by 19,000 to 284,000 - the lowest level in nearly 8½-years. US Flash PMI fell from 57.3 to 56.3 in July, below analyst expectations for a reading of 57.5. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, DOW JONES, FTSE, CATERPILLAR, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER

New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Morning July 24, 2014

By Comsec

IMF released updated US growth forecasts. US growth forecasts for 2014 were lowered from 2% to 1. 2015 growth forecasts were kept at 3% - which would be the fastest expansion since 2005. The IMF believes the Fed can keep policy rates at zero for longer than mid-2015 if inflation stays subdued. (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, FTSE, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER